University of Southern Queensland

University of Southern Queensland

- Materials Science Ranking

Australia Established: 1967 Scholars: 5
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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Materials Science discipline and affiliated with University of Southern Queensland. There are a total of 5 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of Southern Queensland is 391 with a mean value for the h-index of 78.20. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of Southern Queensland is 2,515 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 503.00.

Overview

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a medium-sized regional university in Australia. Its founding campus is located in Toowoomba and it has two other campuses in Ipswich and Springfield. USQ’s mission is to be a leader in economic and social development through higher education and research excellence. At the same time, its vision is to achieve excellence in global education while paying homage to its regional heritage.

USQ offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in 14 areas of study, which range from agricultural and environmental programs to visual and performing arts. For those who want to upgrade their skills without a full degree, the school has over 600 professional development courses. With USQ UpSkill, students can take online mini-courses that can be completed in about a month. They also offer pathway programs for senior high school students to help them prepare for university.

Founded in 1967, USQ was known as the Queensland Institute of Darling Downs when it opened. In 1975, it offered a graduate diploma in teaching, which was its first postgraduate program. After a few years, it established research centers on water, soil, science, and human performance. In addition, it opened business studies in Hong Kong, its first offshore program offering. After changing its name a few more times, it officially became the University of Southern Queensland in 1992. By the late 2000s, it built two more campuses, plus a College of Wine and Tourism in Stanthorpe.

USQ has garnered top rankings in Australia for having the highest starting salaries for graduates and for having the most number of engineering graduates offered full-time employment. They were also given high rankings for the quality of their research in 18 fields. The university welcomes students from over 90 nationalities, making it the the most culturally diverse university in Australia.

Notable USQ alumni include Indigenous Australian musician Kev Carmody, Australian actor Russell Dykstra, and Atul Khare, Indian diplomat and current UN Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support.

USQ is working on expanding its engineering building to include a second level and more spaces for teaching, learning, and research. The multi-million dollar project will increase the space of the building by four times. Once completed, it will house a robotics and automation room, materials development laboratory, testing rooms, student collaboration space, and more. The university’s Centre for Astrophysics will also lead a U.K.-based project called Twinkle Space. A satellite of the same name will be launched by around 2023 to 2024 and will explore planets outside the solar system.
World
National
Scholar
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
279 World 14 National
Zhigang Chen

Zhigang Chen

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 53,208 775
493 World 26 National
Hao Wang

Hao Wang

University of Southern Queensland, Australia
D-index 103 Citations 43,227 1,267
3400 World 113 National
Pingan Song

Pingan Song

University of Southern Queensland, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 10,322 155
5798 World 183 National
Zuhua Zhang

Zuhua Zhang

University of Southern Queensland, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 8,767 144
6743 World 216 National
Lei Ge

Lei Ge

University of Southern Queensland, Australia
D-index 51 Citations 9,628 174

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having D-Index >= 40 within the area of Materials Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.